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What are the possible complications of living with a tracheostomy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Many
The tracheostomy can have many problems, they can fall out, have granulumos, get infected, erode the airway cartilage, etc.
But, if cared for appropriately by the patient and placed appropriately by the surgeon, they are very easy to handle. If one needs one they shouldnt let the potential problems dissuade them. They are live saving.

In brief: Many
The tracheostomy can have many problems, they can fall out, have granulumos, get infected, erode the airway cartilage, etc.
But, if cared for appropriately by the patient and placed appropriately by the surgeon, they are very easy to handle. If one needs one they shouldnt let the potential problems dissuade them. They are live saving.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Thank
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer! Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Thanks for the positive feedback! Much appreciated :)
Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Keep trachs clean
The two most common issues with tracheostomies are infection around the stoma site and obstruction of the tracheostomy tube.
Both of these can be minimized and prevented with good hygiene and cleaning practices.

In brief: Keep trachs clean
The two most common issues with tracheostomies are infection around the stoma site and obstruction of the tracheostomy tube.
Both of these can be minimized and prevented with good hygiene and cleaning practices.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Thank
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